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A man in his 50s is in hospital this morning after being shot by police in Lickey End in the early hours (Sunday 4th November).

Armed police responded after West Mercia Police received a report of a man with a hand gun in School Road.

The man, thought to be 53 years old, was shot in nearby Birmingham Road at around 1.45am.

A witness told B31 Voices that they heard three gunshots in succession, followed by a fourth shot.

The man was taken to hospital and, following surgery, West Mercia Police say his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

No-one else was injured during the incident, which has been referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC).

Deputy Chief Constable Richard Moore said: “It is standard procedure that incidents of this nature are referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct and we will now work with them as they carry out their enquiries.”

The A38 Birmingham Road remains closed this morning, between the M42 roundabout at Lickey End (by the Harvester pub) and the old Birmingham Road traffic lights. 

Updates as available…

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